TOTO - Official Website - Band History

Leland Sklar , who joined them on their and tours, replaced founding member Hungate. Back To Top. With the Triple Platinum-certified Toto IV , the band delivered one of the most commercially successful records of the year.

List of Toto band members - Wikipedia

Los Angeles Times. The charges were dismissed on May 28 of that year. They had to give me smelling salts. On the evening of August 5, , Jeff Porcaro died. I kept this thing alive — because I love this band. They had to give me smelling salts. My brother Mike Porcaro is now now at peace. They weren't the only ones.

They appear to have moved on — but, decades after his death, Jeff Porcaro remains a specter over the band. After the disappointing sales of Turn Back , the band was under a great deal of pressure from the record company to produce a new smash record.

Filed Under: Nobody saw it coming. Rest in peace, my brother. Veteran keyboardist Greg Phillinganes filled in for Paich for the rest of the tour. The album was not a commercial success and many fans were upset about the release, thinking that the band should have written new material instead. Predictably, a Porcaro brother led them back together, though this time in awful circumstances: Inside the Toto camp, he was also something more.

Porcaro's Aug. Like The Beatles and the Eagles, Toto has always had multiple lead vocalists. Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical.

Mike Porcaro, Bassist for Toto, Dead at 59

The band had recorded a much harder-edged album than either of the previous two releases, but unfortunately it did not achieve the radio-play the band wanted. Toto Recall". Porcaro, the son of the jazz percussionist Joe Porcaro, joined the Grammy-winning rockers Toto in and was with the band for their most successful album, Toto IV , which featured the hit singles "Africa" and "Rosanna. December 31, David Hungate explained to them that, in Latin, the word "toto" means "total" or "all-encompassing," and given this group's long list of studio accolades and their collective ability to play in any given situation, the name TOTO was chosen as the official title of the new record and the band name.